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Posted: 14 Oct 11 03:24

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Even when he was an egg, Ollie knew he was different to the other ducklings. For a start, his egg was slightly bluish whilst their's were pure brilliant white. Even more obvious, was the size. His egg filled the nest pushing his brothers and sisters to the edge of the nest. Mother Duck loved them all equally, even though Ollie looked different. Where his brothers and sisters were fluffy and.....

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Ellie James
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Posted: 14 Oct 11 03:25
I loved this! When I was 4, I would watch my dad shave and he would tell me mixed up fairy tales. Thanks for taking me back in time, Iain.

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Posted: 14 Oct 11 06:48
This is one of a few stories I've told both my kids, but only once they were old enough to know the real story well enough to recite it with me.



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Posted: 14 Oct 11 19:46
I liked that a lot Iain, although I must admit I saw the ostrich coming. (Not in a gay way)

Did you know me nan?

Regards and five as ever


Jean Le Fete
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Posted: 14 Oct 11 23:21
I like that version better than the original...JLF


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Posted: 15 Oct 11 23:44
I thought it was 'mother-ducking' brilliant!

Sad I could only give it 5.

Nice one sir!

All the best


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Posted: 3 Mar 19 16:29
A lovely tale.

Whatever happened to Iain?

Erskin Quint
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Posted: 6 Mar 19 21:48 - Edited By: Erskin Quint, 6 Mar 19 21:53

Quote: Monkey Woods

A lovely tale.

Whatever happened to Iain?

Yes, well crafted as ever.

Where are they now?

Remember Spectrum? Me neither. This is one of his greatest works:

"Fred Flinstone"

I was once moved to parody him:

Flinstone Parodie

I really must write something new. Soon.


Mrs Edwardo Nalge



PS I am somewhat discomfited to discover that I also parodied one of his Dr Who stories.

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